Published on May 17, 2022 at 1:08 p.m.

general informations

Visit the Bethlehem Area Public Library at 11 E. Church St. (Main) or 400 Webster St. (SouthSide Branch) or 2740 Fifth St. (Coolidge) or visit and for a variety of items. For hours, information, or to speak with staff members, call 610-867-3761 (main-11 W. Church St.) or 610-867-7852 400; Webster St. (SouthSide branch) or 484-892-6267 (Coolidge). Chat service and general information: visit (main) or to or (south side) or (Coolidge).

Events take place live and virtually; refer to the BAPL calendar for details. Due to the pandemic: hours, masking and capacity limits may change without notice. Check the websites or call the numbers listed above to speak with staff members.

New places and events

SOUTHSIDE branch hours are now open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Call the South Side branch for more information at 610-867-7852.

BOOKS ON THE HILL (Stanley and Spiegel streets, Fountain Hill) fixed bookmobile information and times: visit

MODIFICATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS TO MOBILE LIBRARY HOURS: Contact [email protected] to be notified of cancellations. Updates posted on news blogs at; click on ‘BAPL News’ on the left side of the menu.

ASK FOR ITEMS FROM THE LIBRARY for bookmobile pickup: call 610-867-3761, ext. 399 or email [email protected] for adult material. Children’s items: call 610-867-3761, ext. 499 or email [email protected] at least one day prior to pickup. Select the pick-up location: bookmobile before submitting the request.

Books on the Hill

Buy-a-Book for BAPL (thirty dollar increments) to help the library purchase new books. They will receive a special bookplate honoring a loved one, family or organization or special occasion. The book can be designated for an adult or children’s book collection.

Contribution levels range from one to four books, a bookshelf, and an entire library. For information and purchases, visit

main library

Wednesday May 18

Indoor book sale, noon to 8 p.m. Basement of the main library. 11 W CHurch St. 50 shoppers at a time max. Follow COVID protocols. Information. To visit

Teddy bear story time. 7-7:30 p.m. Catch your bear, put on your pajamas and join us for stories, books and finger games. All ages. To visit

Saturday May 21

Indoor book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Basement of the main library. 11 W. Church St. 50 buyers at a time max. Follow COVID protocols.Visit for more information.

Redo a Touchstone Theater home writing project. Hosted by author and published writer Jan Cohen-Cruz, an MFA Performance Creation instructor from Touchstone through Moravia University. 10 a.m. to noon. Co-hosts BAPL, Refugee Community Center at Mediator’s Episcopal Church, Allentown. Saturday morning, no holiday weekend, until October. Information: visit

Monday May 23

Learn about Japanese culture, watch an anime episode. Registration required.

tuesday 24 may

Teen Board, grades 6-12. 4-5.15 p.m. Visit

South side branch

Anytime storytime corner. DYI story time, different books and a free craft available every week. To visit for more information.

Anytime STEM 10am-7pm Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Information:

Wednesday May 18

Preschool spring story time. 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

From Wednesday to May 25

Preschool spring story time. 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Monday Thursday

Homework Help – Students at Lehigh University Alpha Phi Sorority are available to help K-12 students with homework. Any subject, any grade level. 4:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, call 610-867-7852 or visit

From Wednesday to May 25

Preschool spring story time. 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday May 18 – all month

Family Read Aloud Book Club, ages seven and up. Visit the website and read the book “Rump” (Rumpelstiltskin’s “fairly true” tale). Join the library group at 5:30 p.m. on June 22 for a casual dinner, discussion and activities. Space is limited. Registration required; call 610-867-7852. Information: visit

May Adult Craft: Make a tassel keychain. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pick up your kits all month long while supplies last. To visit

Saturday May 21

Storytelling evening with author Kathie Klein. 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Story time, snacks and fun. Mandatory registration: visit

Coolidge Building

May – all month

Handicrafts from Ukraine until June. Roxanne Dew, current President of (Local) Branch 91 of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, shares the treasures of her heritage with the community. On display are – dolls from the Poltava region; woodwork from the Carpathian region; ceramics from the Hutzal and Trypillian region; embroidery from the regions of Bukovina and Halychyna; and pysanky eggs from western Ukraine.

For charitable and cultural information from UNWLA Branch 91, visit

The Bethlehem Press calendar listings are believed to be correct at the time of printing. We are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of information submitted by external parties.


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